Meet the team

Nikki Thorpe

NikkiHi, I’m Nikki, owner of Good Hair Days since 2002. Firstly let me tell you a little about myself before I introduce you to my brilliant team. I’ve been hairdressing for over 30 years and am qualified to level 3 in hairdressing and level 2 beauty. I have a Diploma as a Multi Media Make-Up Artist and really enjoy doing hair and make-up for weddings and special occasions.

I specialise in cutting techniques, long and curly hair, and enjoy cutting, colouring and the scientific side of hairdressing. I am a local girl, originally from Glaston although I have spent time in London and Kent, and am well travelled, having performed my job worldwide. I live in a village with my daughter Grace and four cats.

I also own Twist & Turn, the ladies fashion boutique in Uppingham. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with Grace cooking, watching films, cinema and holidays. I have many interests including travel, fine dining and wine, horse racing, theatre and music, I sing in a choir and I enjoy horse riding, walking along the Norfolk coast with my boyfriend Rupert and his dog MJ, the odd run and Zumba.


Ruth longman

Hi, I’m Ruth. I am salon  manager qualified to level 2. I have over 14 years experience and have worked most of my career here at Good Hair Days. I enjoy all aspects of my work and pride myself in giving a good standard of hairdressing. I have a varied and extensive clientele who I love to chat to, sometimes with a little banter.

I live in a village with my husband Rick and dog Piggy who is spoilt! I enjoy looking after my two nephews, spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy fashion, television, my home  and holidays.


Olivia Newton

Hi, I’m Olivia. I am the youngest member of the team  and qualified at level 3 in may 2015. I Enjoy all aspects of hairdressing and enjoy modern colouring techniques and bridal work. I have a big input into the social media in the salon.

Last year I came first in the regional finals and third in the nationals of the Team Bridal competition. I am building a loyal clientele base and improving my barbering skills. I live in a local village with my parents and sister. Out of work I enjoy music, fashion and playing Netball.


Mel Thorpe

Hi, I’m Mel. I am qualified with an NVQ level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy and looking to achieve my level 3 this year. I’m a bubbly, outgoing person and love my work, but I especially enjoy giving facials and pedicures.

My hobbies include spending time with my family and friends and keeping fit (occasionally). I am proud to be part of the Good Hair days team it’s a hardworking and friendly enviroment.


Well that is a little bit of an insight into my fabulous team, which I am so proud of, and without them I would not have such a great business and wonderful clientele.